Anna Smolak is an independent curator based in Krakow, Poland. Her research engages with contemporary institutional critique and the examination of alternative formats of collaboration and organization. She has investigated the notion of locality, periphery and exclusion, with a focus on Eastern European and post-Soviet context and is author and (co)initiator of several platforms dedicated to the development of young art professionals from the region. Anna held a position of a chief curator at BWA SOKOL Contemporary Art Gallery in Nowy Sącz, Poland (2014-2016) and was juror, selector and curator of PinchukArtPrize 2015 and Future Generation Art Prize 2017, respectively. Her recent exhibitions include Aslan Gaisumov, All That You See Here, Forget, Emalin, London, 2018; Future Generation Art Prize 2017, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev and Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice (with Bjorn Geldhof), 2017; Sislej Xhafa, The Stillness of Thought, BWA SOKOL, Nowy Sacz, 2016; Lada Nakonechna, Exhibition, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, 2016. Smugglers, Narracje Festival, Gdańsk, 2015; Re: public, Absheron, Azerbaijan, 2015, Austeria, BWA SOKÓŁ, Nowy Sącz, 2015 (with Raluca Voinea); Detour Institution, 2015; Cadu, It’s Gonna Rain, BWA SOKÓŁ, Nowy Sącz, 2015.